Werner Herzog’s new film continues to assemble an eclectic cast with Mike Tyson and Pamela Anderson in talks to star in Herzog’s film adaptation of the award-winning coming-of-age tale “Vernon God Little” at Canana Films.
Based on DBC Pierre’s 2003 debut novel, the story is set in a small Texan border town. A violent school shooting is perpetrated by a bullied loner who guns down six classmates and then himself.
Vernon (Austin Abrams), his only friend, not only witnesses the suicide he then becomes a suspect in the shootings. Despite the dark subject matter, the tone is said to be that of a satirical black comedy about America’s fame and violence obsessions.
Tyson would plan an ax murderer while Anderson’s role is undisclosed. Russell Brand and Sasha Pieterse are also onboard as a scheming newspaper reporter and Vernon’s love interest respectively.
Andrew Birkin (“Perfume: The Story of a Murderer”) adapted the script with filming to begin this summer in Mexico.